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SmilynStef
Cornfields of the midwest
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The theme at Seize the Birthday is to create a Birthday card with no stamping. One of my favorite ways to papercraft without stamping is to use paper and ephemera from a single paper collection. Today's cards feature October Afternoon's... Continue reading
Posted 8 hours ago at Ingenious Inkling
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Ice Cream plays a key roll in a lot of my happy childhood memories. My Papa would take us to play in the neighborhood park, and then the next stop was for ice cream. The Ice Cream shop had a... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Ingenious Inkling
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We've got Lela Menke joining us as a Guest Designer at Jingle Belles this week with her theme Skinny Santa Slimline - to create a slimline (or mini slimline) holiday card. I chose the mini-slimline for my card featuring the... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Ingenious Inkling
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The colors in this week's Color Throwdown are a really unique combination to me ... and I love them. That scene looks like something I would combine in my home. I searched through my print drawer and found an Alcohol... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Ingenious Inkling
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Another week of skipping through blogland: Snickers Cookie Cups 15 places to apply Minimalism Vanilla Vanilla Snack Cake I love Regina Spektor's lovely voice S'Mores Brownie Pie Do you want to learn to Do the Splits I miss a local... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Ingenious Inkling
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As you saw in yesterday's post, we spent a good part of the weekend sanding metal stair rails. When we bought the package of sandpaper, I realized it could have a dual user for some sandy beach card elements. I... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Ingenious Inkling
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Dad was here for the weekend, and as always, we worked on a few projects. First order of business was to reassemble the lamp my brother made me (you can see more photos on his Instagram). All of the light... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Ingenious Inkling
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The August Stock Your Stash Challenge at Reverse Confetti is to make a Wedding Card. It was perfectly timed, since a friend is getting married next weekend. I decided to take my design inspiration from the Inspire.Create.Challenge. I found some... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Ingenious Inkling
Love the foiled snowflakes
Beautiful color combination
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This week at Jingle Belles we're still creating with the color blue. I chose three Distress Oxide Blues (Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky and the gorgeous new Uncharted Mariner) together with Pumice Stone for the dots using Taylored Expressions Create-in-Quads Snowflake... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2022 at Ingenious Inkling
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Another week of blogland fun: Double Chocolate Chip Muffins Love the blues & exposed brick in this kitchen I'm going to have to try Air Fryer Kurkuri Bhindi free online classes at Harvard Egg Muffins - 9 ways Carnival Slaw... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2022 at Ingenious Inkling
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The next challenge theme at Shopping Our Stash is She Sells Seashells - to create a card featuring the beach, ocean, sea or seashells. While I love visiting the beach, I seldom buy any beach themed items since am making... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2022 at Ingenious Inkling
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This week's Just Us Girls Challenge is to CASE a Designer. I've always been amazed at my friend Seeka's Ink Blending prowess, so I chose this monochromatic ink blended card to inspire my design. Rather than limey greens, I went... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2022 at Ingenious Inkling
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The current Seize the Birthday Challenge is to create a birthday card using purple & blue (turns out as I went to write this blog post, I clicked-through on the post from my blog reader and it was supposed to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2022 at Ingenious Inkling
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I wanted to make a card for the Butterfly Challenge at Less is More. I chose this butterfly from my stash of ephemera ... and then I went shopping in my gel press print drawer for some prints that would... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2022 at Ingenious Inkling
great release
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We're channeling our inner Elvis at Jingle Belles this week and creating a BLUE Christmas. I decided to shop my Gel Press drawer for my blues using a fabulous Sketch from Sketch~N~Scrap ... and of course some perfect blue inks... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2022 at Ingenious Inkling
fun preview of the release ... that Santa Ornament looks really fun.
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Another day of skipping through blogland: How to determine the Shape of your Face Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake (shown) this week I learned the types of Tequila (and Mezcal) Baked Apple Fritters living a happy & fulfilled life (so... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2022 at Ingenious Inkling
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I love how just switching-up colors with the same stamps & die cuts can give you completely different looks. My wedding card stash is completely depleted, so I shopping my Gel Press Print drawer and picked out some prints that... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2022 at Ingenious Inkling
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The July Reverse Confetti Stock Your Stash Challenge is Oh Baby! I decided to use Reverse Confetti Cute as a Button (retired, which makes me sad because it's my absolute favorite go to baby card set) to create both a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2022 at Ingenious Inkling
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The current challenge at Retro Rubber Stamp Challenges is a game of Tic-Tac-Toe. I went with diagonal left top to right bottom with Circles (my Album), Green (my Gel Press print) & Pattern Paper (a fun paint splattered graffiti designer... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2022 at Ingenious Inkling
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The July Challenge at Poppy Stamps is Over the Rainbow. I started by using some unopened Jane Davenport Art Essentials Mermaid Markers to create a striped rainbow on white cardstock. When it dried, I added a coat of Avery Elle... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2022 at Ingenious Inkling
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We're still creating with BLING at Jingle Belles (in partnership with the Double Trouble Christmas in July Challenge). Lauren gifted me some of the gorgeous new Penny Black Masterpieces Made Simple (that she used in our prior Masculine Holiday Cards),... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2022 at Ingenious Inkling